Memories from a turned page,
twirls around then disrupts change.
Holds tightly to what has been,
hesitates, does not begin.

Memories from a turned page,
keeps minds in a golden cage.
Dances to a yesterday,
blurs visions for better ways.

Memories from a turned page,
transports to a younger age.
Sing sad songs made of regrets,
echoes sorrowful duets.

Memories from a turned page,
can no longer rearrange.
Releases all captured dust,
so clear visions can adjust.

Memories from a turned page,
have no place center of stage.
Hopeful hands build tomorrow,
form clear paths light hearts follow.

Memories from a turned page,
should be burned, smudged with white sage.
Disappear along with time,
to fall off with every climb.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published on October 25, 2021

Silent Form

A burst of light,
flung in mid air,
a fateful sight,
to all those there.
Without a fight,
worn eyes held stares,
hearts reached new heights,
accepted dares.
The hues were bright,
rebuked despair,
fluorescent white,
instant repair.
Shines every night,
flows without care,
errors made right,
life becomes fair.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published March 31, 2023

Seasonal Mix

Winter made me feel so warm,
snuggled up to watch snowstorms.
Singing kettles every night,
in strong arms, I cuddled tight.

Spring appeared, to change the scene,
turned the ground into bright green.
Raindrops laid on happy leaves,
all erased by sunny thieves.

Summer approached feeling cold,
parting hearts had lost their hold,
icy drinks filled empty hands,
so fogged heads could understand.

Autumn ignited new starts,
sprung in to brighten pure hearts.
Brightly showered rainbow hues,
light-filled views all became true.

Every climate is perceived,
outer thoughts are interweaved,
inner mirrors that reflect,
all the thoughts minds could project.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Moonwashed Weekly Challenge #159– September 05, 2023
Prompt – Ignited

What Could Be

Twirl around
dreams come and go,
lingered sounds
the same old tones.
Feathered thoughts
flow with the breeze.
Dreams are lost
like misplaced keys.
Years pass by
moments are gone,
hopes are sighs
each day a yawn.
Count rain drops
assign a wish,
suitcase hops,
a joyful switch.
Paint a smile
till it is real,
feel love pile
absorb and heal.
Every pore
fills with white light,
dreams explore
as life turns bright.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What Do You See # 202 September 04, 2023


Three steps forward,
two steps back.
Slow but surely
kept on track.
Push hard onward,
but still pulled.

Find the courage
and the strength,
to lay dormant
hold blind faith.
Focussed intent
form glories,
dreams manifest
new stories.

Borrow bright light
from the stars,
swallow swiftly
dissolve tar.
Ignite magic
start the fire
love transpires.

Hopeful wishes,
choose to fly,
bright warm kisses,
push them high.
Flow-through endless
turquoise hues,
a tremendous
seamless view.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published June 17, 2021


I need to learn
to let things slide,
disregard burns
that sting my pride.

I love too hard
and hurt too deep,
hold a firm guard,
my thoughts I keep.

Sensitive soul
with iron fist,
parts of a whole
both sides exist.

Protective shell,
sensitive core,
hear inner bells,
open the door.

Stubborn fears fall
with hesitance,
breaks concrete walls
and resistance.

Stories to tell,
sparks to explore.
Touch hearts and cells,
light every pore.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published December 19, 2021


Seven rays,
rule my world.
as they twirl.

Purple hues,
not confused,
always knows
and it shows.

Confused pink,
sneaky winks,
so unsure,
silent lure.

Working blue,
finds the clues,
to promote,
others hopes.

Yellow cares,
always there,
love and light,
shining bright

Orange goals,
gains control.
never waits.

Passion red,
gets ahead,
moving fast,
with a blast.

Vibrant green,
quite serene.
Create tunes
and communes.

Seven rays,
shadow gray,
balance beam,
calmest stream.

Black and white,
day and night,
to assist

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published on June 2, 2021

Paint and Sip

Purple echoes, whisper truths,
calmness cascade, stress reduce.
Lilac covered silhouettes,
peaceable hues chase regrets.

Lavender skies on display,
puffy clouds create bouquets.
Iris enhances full moon,
sweet floral scents make hearts swoon.

Amethyst thoughts shine so high,
breaths escape within a sigh.
Thirsty lips savor grape wine,
last brush stroke completes design.

Magenta acrylic paint,
masterpiece flawlessly quaint.
One last look and quick goodbye,
pull away so art could dry.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Moonwashed Weekly Challenge #158– August 29, 2023
Prompt – Peaceable

Tea Time

A gentle pour,
offers much more.
sweet sensations.

Chamomile sips,
jump start this trip,
serenely soothes,
tensions remove.

Lavender tea,
offers great ease.
peacefully still,
dreams climb uphill.

Flavorful chai,
help hopes climb high.
validate thoughts,
great wishes caught.

Heal with mixed herbs,
float undisturbed,
sit in true bliss,
smiles reminisce.

Golden honey,
makes days sunny,
shields hearts from storms,
life feels so warm.

– Grace Y. Estevez -Reddy

Written for FFFC #234 hosted by Fandango

Goodbye Past

Inhale fears,
exhale regrets.
Every tear,
drowns silhouettes.
Rusted gears,
thoughts pirouette.
Helpless cheers,
old worn cassettes.
Through the years,
no one forgets,
words we hear,
caught up in nets.
Sting my ears,
wipe away sweat.
Swiftly steer,
wishes progress.

Dreams progress,
with every steer.
Never sweat,
unclog both ears.
Release nets,
free words we hear,
then forget
hurts every years.
Play cassettes,
sing, dance, and cheer.
polishes gears.
absorb old tears.
Heal regrets,
remove all fears.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What Do You See # 201 August 28, 2023

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